4 Best Drinks For Kidney Health
Our everyday eating and drinking can impact our kidney health. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a drink that is refreshing but is also kidney-friendly at the same time? Check out the 4 healthy drinks to quench the thirst!
1. Black coffee
To date, a number of studies have supported that coffee may help prevent kidney problems and maintain a higher level of filtration rate. However, not all coffee is good for people with kidney problems. Choose black coffee instead of adding high potassium and high phosphorus milk.
2. Unsweetened green tea
Green tea is rich in polyphenols, a type of antioxidant. It is surely a tasty and zero-calories choice when unsweetened. Adding lemon juice or cinnamon stick for taste is also a good idea.
3. Low sugar smoothie
Smoothie is delicious and also rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. But be mindful of the ingredients. Otherwise, it can be calorie-dense, increase blood glucose levels, and provide too much potassium and phosphorus. Unsweetened Greek yogurt, berries, and flax seeds are some great ingredients for a smoothie. Frozen banana would be a great choice too, if potassium is not a concern.
No doubt water is the best drink! It is zero-calories and keeps us hydrated. Putting a splash of fresh lemon juice or mint is always nice to play around with the flavors. Or choose sparkling water. Sparkling water hydrates us like still water does and gives a bubbly feel at the same time!
Choose the right drinks to protect our kidneys! People on fluid restriction, please follow professional advice on daily fluid allowance.
- * All research and clinical data should be used as reference purposes only, results may vary.